by C.L. Phillips
True confession. I never watch True Blood and I just started reading Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris. I'm seventy pages into the book, and it hit me. I liked Sookie before I even knew her because of her name.
I kid you not. Something about Sookie Stackhouse makes me want to cheer for her. Even though, I'm not so sure I like her flirting with that Bill character. After all, he's a vampire. She should know better. And reading people's thoughts is no excuse for hanging out with a vampire. Not in my book.
That's when it hit me. A name works on so many different levels.
So, tell me, which characters do you love simply because of their names? Who did you dislike because of their name? When is a name more than a name? How do you name your characters?